Napoli president De Laurentiis rules out bid for Spurs winger Lamela

Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis says a move for Tottenham winger Erik Lamela isn't on the agenda. The former AS Roma star has been linked with a return to Italy.

Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis says a move for Tottenham winger Erik Lamela isn't on the agenda.

The former AS Roma star has been linked with a return to Italy.

But De Laurentiis said: "He is not in our plans.

"We have reinforcements in that role and we will not play checkers with some of our own players.

"I would always love to buy players aged 20 or so, take them by the hand and make them grow. It takes practice, but we have no regrets."

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